One shock omission: How Liverpool should line up against Newcastle

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Jose Enrique has been Liverpool’s left back and has been pretty decent besides his slip up against Manchester United in the League Cup. But now that Aly Cissokho is back from injury, Enrique has competition down the left. I still expect Enrique to start ahead of Cissokho but it is good to know that we have back up for the Spaniard.

The right back position has been filled by Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling of late. But now Glen Johnson is back from injury and one would expect Johnson to come straight back into the side and take his place on the right. The fact that Rodgers has declared Johnson fit to play most likely means he will start. Johnson is set to flourish in this 3-4-1-2 formation as it gives him plenty of license to go forward whilst knowing that he has Toure behind him to cover in defence.

One concern though over Johnson may be his lack of match fitness but the only way he can get that is to get onto the field as soon as possible and there is not better time than against Newcastle.

So Enrique and Johnson should start on Saturday.

12 responses to “One shock omission: How Liverpool should line up against Newcastle”

  1. Dave R says:

    You should be writing for the Beano or Dandy

  2. john t says:

    I hate websites ( and no longer read them) that make you click page after page to read one article. Put it on one f’kin page.

    • Patrick says:

      That was very rude John, nobody asked you to read it.

      Liverpool will have a strong bench when Coutinho is back too, we’ll need that and somebody like Moses coming on against tired players could change matches.

  3. adilinho says:

    Jordan over Gerrard?!!! bahahahaha….your crazy or dumb

  4. Jack says:

    Do not write another article, Tony, until you have significantly improved your command of the English language.

  5. chris lfc says:

    Some fans can not get over the fact that it is okay and needed to “drop” Gerrard from time to time. The guy needs to rest. Why burn him out this early on? The guy is not a spring chicken anymore so forget him playing every minute of the season. Giving Gerrard a break will also give others a chance like Allen and Hendo. Gerrard is not going to be around forever so we need to start finding his replacement.

    • JoeYNWA says:

      Chris, With all due respect, Gerrard played every prem game last term? I’m pretty sure he wont suffer burn out just yet. 33 or not!

    • Dave R says:

      Leave Lucas out and play someone who can actually play and has some energy that would give Stevie an easier time , sitting on the bench squirming at every clumsy tackle the fella makes won’t do him any good at all

  6. bukanol says:

    ???ah U?r right.gerrard should be rested n brought in at †?? second half

  7. Red2theBone says:

    I like the 3-4-1-2 formation

    Mignolet/Toure/Skrtel/Sakho/Johnson/Enrique/Lucas/Gerrard/Henderson/Suarez/Sturridge with Moses and Sterling comming on in the 70 min mark with freshness and great speed when the magpies are worn out from looking out after the deadly SAS team!

  8. Tpfleen says:

    When will some folks here realize that ‘character assassination’ is a lame thing to do? If you don’t have anything positive and objective to say or contribute to a discourse, you’d better hold your peace.
    Tony, I totally agree with the ‘one shock omission’ point.

  9. Maxmos says:

    Totally agree, Gerard should be rested in this kind of matches and come in matches like that of Arsenal